The best cookware for your campervan

These well-packaged sets will take up next to no room and allow you to cook more than just beans in your campervan.

Two people using a frying pan in a campervan

by Ryan Gilmore |

If previous campervanning trips have been filled with your home cookware rattling around and eating up valuable space while an unwieldy frying pan dangles precariously off a small hook then maybe it's time to look at some specialist camping cookware.

These sets are designed to take up a tiny amount of space while offering plenty of uses in a lightweight, well-made package. The majority of these products are designed for campers and being stuffed into/clipped onto rucksacks meaning even the smallest of campervans should swallow them up with ease.

The best cookware for a campervan

Cozyswan Outdoor Pot Pan Set

Space-saving pots
Cozyswan Outdoor Pot Pan Set
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Offering two decently sized pans in a space-saving design, we like this set as a quality set of basic cookware. The pans are made of aluminium and as such are incredibly lightweight (less than 300g altogether) and feature clever folding handles to maximise space. When in storage the insides can even be used to store items.

Skysper Camping Cooking Set

Pot, pan and kettle in one
Skysper Camping Cooking Set
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A step up from the Cozyswan, this set includes a pot with a lid, a pan and a stovetop kettle. featuring the same low weight (640g) thanks to the aluminium construction and features the same clever folding handles. Obviously it lacks the internal storage that the above unit offers, but the fact it contains a proper kettle makes it a really good choice. The inclusion of a lid for the pot will also be welcomed when you're cooking.

Trangia 27-1 UL Cook Set

For the outdoor cook
Trangia 27-1 UL Cook Set

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If you're a camper who enjoys cooking outside on your holiday then this lightweight set from Trangia is the perfect set for you. Featuring a stove, two windshields, two pans, a combined lid/frypan, and a handle for an overall weight of 720g it's a seriously impressive piece of kit.

Stanley Adventure All-in-One Fry Pan

A clever frying pan
STANLEY Adventure All-in-One Fry Pan Stainless Steel Cookware-9 Piece Camp Cook Set, 32OZ
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A frying pan will often use up the most space and be a general pest to deal with, which is why we like this Stanley option so much. It looks like a storage box when not in use and holds seven pieces of cookware inside it. It comes with two sporks, two plates, a spatula as well as a lid. The actual frying pan also features a clever folding handle so it won't take up loads of room.

HI-GEAR Collapsible Kettle 1.5L

A collapsible kettle

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Kettles tend to take up a fair bit of room and nobody wants to sacrifice a cup of tea or coffee when on holiday which makes this collapsable kettle such a clever idea. It offers a generous 1.5-litre capacity and can be collapsed in seconds thanks to its clever construction.

TF Gear Camping Sandwich Toaster Grill

Make a proper toastie
TF Gear Camping Sandwich Toaster Grill
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There are few pleasures as good as a proper toastie. Whether you put cheese, ham or even hog dogs between the bread. This toaster grill works with any source of heat and can be used to make more than just toasties, the promotional material shows it being used for a Full English breakfast. It's not the most efficiently packaged option here, but you'll be the envy of the campgrounds as you wander around with a fresh toastie in hand.

Handpresso Pump Black

Make a proper espresso
Handpresso Pump Black
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Any coffee nerd will know that you're looking at as much pressure as possible to make a proper espresso. The issue is, creating said pressure in a campervan can be difficult and eat up valuable space. This small espresso from Handpresso requires you to hand pump it up to pressure but will make an excellent coffee once it's all done. You'll need to boil the water separately but it's a great piece of kit for a coffee in a pinch. Whether you can use the pump to inflate a flat tyre remains to be seen.

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